Combined global and local expertise
The Sao Vang and Dai Nguyet gas and condensate development is located approximately 300km south-east of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is estimated that the fields will be capable of producing up to 1.5 billion m3 of gas per year and 2.8 million barrels of crude oil and condensate per year.
Phase one of the development includes the installation of a new central processing platform (CPP) called Golden Star. The breadth of ALE’s offshore expertise and experience led to them being awarded several stages in the project’s first phase.
First, the CPP needed to be supported by a jacket weighing 12,733t – the biggest to ever be installed in Vietnam. The size of the jacket, with dimensions of 131m x 81.7m x 56m, led to ALE determining a strand jack load-out to be both the most feasible and cost-effective solution.
The combination of ALE’s specialist offshore division, combined with their local teams, enabled them to utilise their global experience of offshore jacket load-outs and mobilise a range of equipment swiftly.